Recommended Curriculum Checklist:
Airplane Owners & Pilots
The airplane owner and pilot curriculum includes a core section, advanced section and continuing education section. The core curriculum provides a basic level of knowledge that each airplane owner and pilot should possess on aging airplanes. The core curriculum includes a web-based overview to the subject of aging airplanes, a a self-study course in AC information the mechanism of metal fatigue, and hands-on type-specific maintenance training. The advanced curriculum is available in AC format. The ACs provide airplane wonder and pilots and understanding of the AD process and the FAA's expectations for addressing an unsafe condition associated with metal fatigue. The continuing education portion emphasizes the need for airplane owners and pilots to review the information available for their airplane and for aging airplanes in general. Sources of this information include AC 43-16A and presentations made by the FAA, type clubs and industry associations and organizations at venues, including airshows, type club meetings and pilot safety seminars.